ACLP Board of Directors: Positions & Qualifications

To be eligible for consideration by the Nominating Committee, a candidate must be a Certified Child Life Specialist and an ACLP member in good standing, with demonstrated leadership abilities and a record of active engagement in ACLP and/or the child life profession in general.

Attributes that will be part of the selection process for all board members

  1. Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ACLP and the child life community. Examples include but are not limited to service on an ACLP committee, the ACLP Board of Directors, the Child Life Certification Commission (CLCC), a task force, or regional group as well as comparable service with another organization.
  2.  Active ACLP membership in good standing.
  3. Active Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential.
  4. Position of earned respect by other key stakeholder group members.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the differences between oversight and supervision.
  6.  Earned reputation for emotional maturity, personal integrity, and honesty.
  7. The ability to think strategically and analytically and to effectively communicate thoughts and rationale.
  8. Ability to work well with others as a member of a collaborative group with group decision-making authority and an understanding of the fiduciary duties of loyalty, care, and obedience.
  9. Commitment to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments.

Below is a list of each ACLP Board position. 

Board of Directors Positions

  • President

  • President-Elect

  • Immediate Past President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Director

  • Canadian Association of Child Life Leaders President

  • Child Life Certification Commission Chair

Qualifications & Requirements

Learn more about each board position's unique qualifications and responsibilities

Time Commitment

Board members attend two Board meetings (one in the fall and one during the Annual Conference) and participate in two to four conference calls each year. Additionally, Board members participate in conference calls and ongoing communication with their assigned committees, task forces, and work groups. All Board meetings are funded by ACLP, and Board members will be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses.

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